Primary school is top of the class

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

Little Parndon Primary Academy has been placed in the top ten per cent of schools nationally and is the third best in Essex. Mrs Sophie Laing, the head-teacher of the school, said that in just a couple of years the school had risen, in the Department of Education league tables, from below 300 to near…

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From Dover to Monte Carlo for charity

By Leah Bloxham / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

A WARE businessman has travelled 824 miles in an epic ‘top-gear’ style challenge in a car that only cost £200. Chris Morgan, the co-founder of e-learning company, New Skills Academy, joined together with his friend and co-driver, Paul Woolard, for their four-day expedition to raise money for the life changing Martha Trust charity. The journey,…

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Rockney legend Chas Hodges to bring street pianos to Harlow

By Grace Perry / 2nd February 2018 / 0 Comments

ONE HALF of Cockney phenomenon Chas And Dave – Chas Hodges, is set to launch a musical campaign in Harlow, aimed at bringing street pianos to the town. The band, who’s musical style is labelled as ‘Rockney’ (Rock and Cockney) is notable for it’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics and hits such as ‘Rabbit’, coming from the Cockney…

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Essex New Look stores under threat

By Amy Huwes / 31st January 2018 / 0 Comments

WORLDWIDE fashion retailer New Look has that it will be shutting down 22 stores in Essex. Newspaper reports have revealed that the company is planning to close down a further 60 high street stores in the UK within the next year. Essex stores include Harlow, Bishop Stortford, Chelmsford and Brentwood. If these stores and many…

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Trisha Goddard gave Harlow College tutor her big break

By Chloe McKendrick / 26th January 2018 / 0 Comments

TELEVISION personality, Trisha Goddard, has revealed that she gave former Harlow College student and now tutor, Naomi Channell her big break in show business. Trisha spoke to students at the college earlier this month (January) and recalled that she gave Naomi, a former sports student and now TV broadcasting tutor at Harlow, her first job…

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Plans for new quarry could bring major congestion and road deaths

By Ceile Brown / 26th January 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW’S rural outskirts could soon be turned from greenbelt to potential housing developments, a quarry, and a landfill site. A campaign group appose to the plans, claims the proposals could lead to a high level of congestion, and increased death on the roads. Harlow North is the new housing development planned for land between Harlow…

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Essex set to have 22 new schools over the next decade

By Charlotte Langham / 26th January 2018 / 0 Comments

A new strategy published by Essex County Council states that over 22,000 new schools will be needed across Essex by 2027. The council has spent around £74million creating 2,535 new permanent mainstream places across the county for the 2017/18 academic year and plans to create thousands more in the years to come. This will ensure…

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Technology bringing schools from around the world to Harlow

By Devon Taverner-Hailou / 26th January 2018 / 0 Comments

HARLOW College, recently established as an Apple Distinguished School, has had visitors from around the world, including Russia, Sweden, Finland and Austria, to see how technology is used in education. The visitors were in the UK to attend the Bett conference at the Excel London. The event is where companies come together to celebrate and…

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Harlow councillor apologises after making comments relating to domestic violence

By Leah Bloxham / 19th January 2018 / 0 Comments

FORMER Harlow Town Council Leader, Mike Danvers, has issued an unreserved apology in relation to comments he made about ‘beating wives’. Cllr Danvers, a member of the Labour party, compared a poll carried out by Essex Police and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst to ‘beating your wife’. In a discussion on the poll, Cllr Danvers was…

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Death of beloved llama at Pets’ Corner

By Charlotte Young / 19th January 2018 / 0 Comments

MARK the Llama, of Harlow’s Pets’ Corner, has died at the age 24. The beloved llama passed away due to old age on January 15. Mark joined the other animals in 1997 at age three. He leaves behind his mate, Dorothy, and two children, Lotty and Lola. After hearing the news, people have posted meaningful…

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